Archive for December, 2011

KET on public radio

Listen to your favorite KET programs on Kentucky public radio stations

Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011

We have exciting news: Next week, KET will begin a partnership with public radio stations in Kentucky to air KET series and programs!

It’ll launch initially with WEKU and WKMS. WEKU, based in Richmond, reaches nearly all of Eastern Kentucky and the Bluegrass/Central Kentucky region. WKMS, based in Murray, reaches Western Kentucky and the Four Rivers Region.

And we’re in discussions with all public radio stations in the state and plan to announce more partnerships in the coming weeks!

The partnership begins with the January 2 Kentucky Tonight program airing at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET. Host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss the 2012 General Assembly. Scheduled guests include: Kentucky Senate President David Williams, R-Burkesville; Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg; Kentucky Senate Minority Floor Leader R.J. Palmer, D-Winchester; and Kentucky House Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown. Visit WEKU and WKMS’s websites for broadcast times.

KET series and programs available to public radio stations for broadcast will include (but are not limited to): Kentucky TonightComment on KentuckyOne to One with Bill GoodmanConnections with Renee ShawEducation MattersJubilee, candidate forums, election night coverage and Legislative Update.

Now there are even more ways to catch your favorite KET programs!

Downton Abbey II

You’re invited to a free  sneak peak of episode one in Lexington or Louisville!

Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2011

One of the most popular series in Masterpiece history is back for an exciting second season! With a returning cast including Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, and many more, Masterpiece Classic’s Downton Abbey resumes its story of love and intrigue at an English country estate, now mobilized for World War I.

Tickets are free, but seating is limited so please register at KET’s website.

Prior to KET’s television broadcast premiere, get a sneak peek of episode one at one of these two Downton Abbey preview events. Meet and chat with fellow Downton Abbey fans and discuss the episode afterward!

Speed Museum
Friday, January 6 at 6:30 pm

Kentucky Theatre
Saturday, January 7 at 10 am

Then mark your calendar, brew a pot of tea, and tune in for Downton Abbey, Series II (Parts 1-7):

• KET Sundays, January 8 – February 19 at 9/8 pm CT
• KET2 Thursdays, January 12 – February 23 at 9/8 pm CT

Holiday programs

Deck the halls with KET holiday shows!

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011

Mark your calendars: exciting new concerts, specials and children’s programs highlight KET’s 2011 holiday programming! Here’s a list of some of the biggest programs airing the rest of December, including Kentucky Life‘s annual Christmas special on Saturday, Dec. 17 and more:

Live from Lincoln Center: “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker”: Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET

Nonna Tell Me a Story: Lidia’s Christmas Kitchen: Thursday, Dec. 15 at 5:30/4:30 p.m. CT on KET2

Rick Steves’ European Christmas: Thursday, December 15 at 10/9 pm CT on KET

Travelscope: Christmas In Switzerland: Friday, Dec. 16 at 11:30/10:30 p.m. CT on KET2

Kentucky Life: 2011 Christmas Special: Saturday, Dec. 17 at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET

Movie Classics: The Great Rupert (A Christmas Wish): Saturday, Dec. 17 at 9/8 p.m. CT on KET

Purdue Christmas Show: Monday, Dec. 19 at 10/9 p.m. CT on KET2

Shalom Sesame – Chanukah: The Missing Menorah: Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 1 p.m./noon CT on KET

Lidia Celebrates America: Holiday Tables & Traditions: Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET2

Christmas at St. Olaf: Rejoice, Give Thanks, and Sing: Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 9/8 p.m. CT on KET

Cricket on the Hearth: Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 1 p.m./noon CT on KET

Nature: “Christmas in Yellowstone”: Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET

Crafting a Kentucky Nutcracker: Louisville Ballet & The Brown-Forman Nutcracker: Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 10:30/9:30 p.m. CT on KET2

Prima Princessa Presents the Nutcracker: Thursday, Dec. 22 at 1 p.m. /noon CT on KET

One Silent Night: Thursday, Dec. 22 at 10:30/9:30 p.m CT on KET2; Saturday, Dec. 24 at 10:30/9:30 p.m. CT on KET

Travelscope – Germany’s Holiday Markets: Friday, Dec. 23 at 10:30/9:30 p.m. CT on KET2

Christmas at Belmont: Friday, Dec. 23 at 10/9 p.m. CT and Sunday, Dec. 25 at 2/1 p.m. CT on KET

Kentucky Life: KaLightoscope Christmas/Cave Sing at Mammoth Cave/Nativity Display in Maysville/Berry in Harrison County: Saturday, Dec. 24 at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET

Movie Classics: Scrooge: Saturday, Dec. 24 at 9/8 p.m. CT on KET

Coldplay New Year’s Eve: An Austin City Limits Special: Saturday, Dec. 31 at 11:33/10:33 p.m. CT on KET

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